Meet Kelly Dassing
Hi Kelly - thanks for letting us get to know a bit more about you! Let's get started:
1. What’s your role at Mediacurrent, both internally and client-related?
I’m a Customer Success Manager here at Mediacurrent. I work closely with clients mainly through ongoing support programs, looking beyond their websites to ensure a healthy business and solid strategic partnership with our team. As part of the Client Services team, I focus on continuous opportunities for improvement in our internal processes and client relationships.
2. Give us an idea of what professional path brought you here
That’s an interesting road! I’ve always been a math and numbers geek, and after working in retail management, I joined a local Drupal-centric development and branding agency as a financial analyst. I quickly took on additional “hats” in project and production management and fell in love with Drupal and the community. With my background in both customer service and Drupal, the CSM position at Mediacurrent seemed like a perfect fit!
3. How did you first get involved with Drupal?
The first agency I worked at was primarily focused on Drupal development, so I just jumped in with both feet. I learned a lot from “real world” experience, my coworkers, and the Drupal community as a whole.
4. Is there a go-to Drupal module that you like to incorporate whenever possible?
Absolutely, without a doubt, I think every public-facing website should have Metatag installed and configured to suit the client’s needs. Another one I think is pretty obvious would be Views, which is so widely-used in the Drupal community that it was added to core in D8.
5. Do you have any recommended reading or books that you would suggest to others?
I’m a big fan of a few authors and love pretty much everything they publish, so I’d just suggest really anything by Richard Bach, Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood, and Neil Gaiman.
6. Any mobile apps that you use regularly?
Assuming we don’t count Chrome...my banking apps, Facebook, and Slack probably get the most use. I also regularly use apps from Amazon, Target and Cartwheel, MyFitnessPal, YouTube, Plex, and ESPN. It’s really all over the map, isn’t it?
7. What do you like to do in your spare time?
The vast majority of my spare time is spent with my husband, Dan, and our son, Liam. We’re very fortunate to be able to have evenings and weekends together, and we like to do a lot of things as a family, like going to the museum, playground, or movies, or just hanging out at home. We recently just took up hiking in local metro parks and state parks, too!
8. What do you like about Mediacurrent?
What’s not to like? I love the ability to work remotely and with a diverse group of great team members. Being at Mediacurrent affords me the opportunity to work on major and highly interesting client projects and continue to learn more every day.
Very cool, thanks again for being apart of the Employee Spotlight series!